Mar 1, 2014 2:20pm EST
and energy that that private company has brought to the afghan media scene -- more about that in a minute. they are not the only ones. there are something like 75 television stations and 175 radio stations. either normal sleeve vigorous, varied conversation going on on the airways and in afghanistan. largest but be the it is one of many. that is a notable piece of media landscape. the third thing is as an embassy thecial i went around country and often visited tiny in villages and small towns around afghanistan. there are a lot of them. going to a one-room fm station and a small town but does not have to much going for it and you find young people at the microphone finding some way to get a little bit and music on with a basic tape recorder. in many cases the stations were help ofby locals with ngos, which is resented by some of interviews. while they run some local -- ent, maybe have another green shoot and a strong one, an important one. a varied source of strength for afghanistan going forward. we are here in this panel to discuss what i think is one of the most important advances over
Mar 2, 2014 7:00pm EST
. department, which is where my security concerns currently reside. it looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. we also have each of the five armed forces has his own intelligence branch. you put all of that together. it comes to 16. -- weoblem with the silos learned from 9/11 that all of that intelligence was never brought together. retrospectively, we look back and saw all of the clues, all of the pieces were there and were never put into a coherent whole. .e need integrated intelligence on a more practical level of why you need integrated intelligence, i have a friend i went to graduate school with. he was commander of a summer rain. he was given an order to go photograph a brand-new ship from hostile country. he went into shallow water. he went in there good to great risk -- even in there. he took great risks. he was able to get out. came out and did his duty. to the nasansferred security council and was working on things when this particular question came up. they looked at the files with extensive photographs of this ship that he had risked his life and his crew to go photograph.